Thursday, August 11, 2011

movie remakes and why we should BLOW them OFF

If the Footloose trailer wasn't a travesty enough, news broke this week that Kenny "High School Musical" Ortega plans to direct a remake of Dirty Dancing.

Let's call this what it is: a national tragedy.

It's one thing to re-make a movie like True Grit when the original wasn't all that great and when the Coen Brothers and Jeff Bridges can add their own take to it, but why do an exact replica of a classic? Besides the awkward hip hop sequence, the Footloose trailer looks like they just dug up the original script and re-shot the whole thing. Shame on Dennis Quaid for taking part in it.

The best way to put a stop to these ridiculous re-makes is by BLOWING them OFF with a boycott. Don't see them in the theaters, boo the trailers, organize a protest, force your children to watch the originals, and no matter how desperate you not buy them on demand. If these movies don't make any money, the studios will stop making them and will be forced to give some original ideas a chance. After all, if the re-makes continue...they'll just end up running out of films all togeher and will move on to three-makes.

Let's face it. No one can replace Patrick Swayze. And poor Jennifer Grey is so desperate that she threw her support to the remake, so that they'll probably give her the part of Baby's mom (or better yet that slut Vivian Pressman). There are just some movies you can't touch. That's why we need to put a stop to this before we suddenly have to sit through a trailer of The Breakfast Club starring Justin Bieber and Emma Roberts. I'm hoping if it ever got to that point the American public would riot.

1 comment:

  1. Cinematic blasphemy! Why is there no one in Hollywood that will say NO to such a travesty? Did they not see Van Sant's remake of Psycho?

    I will use my favorite Ouiser Boudreaux quote in calling this film "a boil on the butt of humanity!"